Fleet Foxes is an American indie folk band formed in Seattle, Washington. Their first two albums were produced by Sub Pop and Bella Union record labels, while the group is currently unsigned. The band came to prominence in 2008 with the release of its second EP, Sun Giant, and its first, self-titled album Fleet Foxes. Both received much critical praise and reviewers often noted the band's use of refined lyrics and vocal harmonies. Fleet Foxes' second studio album, Helplessness Blues, was released on 3 May 2011.